Residual screenshot

When you’ve got the likes of Duke Nukem, Max Payne and Prey in your publishing back catalogue, you probably know a thing or two about what makes the gaming scene tick. Residual therefore gets set to release on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC this September with much hype behind it, as Apogee Entertainment deliver their first new IP in 25 years.

Residual is a new breed of survival platformer; one that has been created by OrangePixel and picked up by the legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment. It’s looking to crash land onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC come September 9th 2021 – with a launch on PS4 and PS5 occurring later in the year.

Residual will tell of how we are alone against the void, one explorer who must survive an unpredictable alien world, generated anew with every fresh start. Embarking on this adventure promises much too – repairing your ship against incredible odds as rain lashes, high winds push back, blazing heat or chilling cold strike. Oh, and the secrets of a long-lost civilization make themselves known too. It will therefore be only the most creative puzzle-solving, resourceful crafting adventurers with an eye for escaping subterranean doom which will ever come home.

Dropping into Residual will allow you the chance to witness the Nature Engine, a proprietary procedural generation system which governs everything from climate and minerals to hostile plant life from a set of nature-based rules. For every planet among thousands of possibilities, a different ecosystem challenges what adventurers have learned with new twists. In the absence of fishing pools though, you’ll need to find a new food source. Yet in the face of long, cold nights, you’ll want to make haste to chart new ground during the day. You see, hot deserts bring plentiful solar power…

Residual will also allow you to choose between a male, female, or non-binary protagonist, before venturing forth alongside the quirkiest snarkcasm-filled robot that you’ll find this side of the galactic core: your Personal Disaster Bot, Pedey-B! A constant companion, Pedey-B guides its friends through the journey, offering helpful advice, sarcastic well-meaning tips, and random commentary.

“Residual invites players to tell their own survival stories in a forgotten galaxy where no two planets are exactly alike,” chimes in Pascal Bestebroer of studio OrangePixel. “Sharing stories from our gaming is the best part of this business, so it was very important to me that Residual come to many different platforms and have options for a gentler survival adventure.”

Residual will land on Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch come September 9th. Keep an eye out for it.

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